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Selectors to pick India team for England series despite crisis

New Delhi, Jan 4:
The selection committee meeting to pick the Indian team for the one-day series against England will go ahead on Friday despite the BCCI being hit by administrative crisis following the latest Supreme Court order.
The BCCI announced today that the selection panel headed by former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad will gather in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian team for England series, comprising three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, starting January 15.
The selectors will also pick the India A squad for two warm-up matches against England to be held at CCI, Mumbai.
However, it remains to seen whether team is chosen by the five-member panel, which was the case earlier, or a three-member committee as suggested by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha panel.
As per the Lodha recommendations, senior selection committee was supposed to be a three-member team comprising Test players.
However, the BCCI had announced the new panel in September, with its now sacked president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke defying the court’s diktat.
As of now only Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh — all former Test players — meet the eligibility criteria set by the Lodha panel. (PTI)

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